Our youth, our way: Inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the Victorian youth justice system

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Adolescents, Report, Young People, Youth Justice

The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) has released its report examining the lived experience of Aboriginal young people who have had contact with Victoria’s youth justice system and the factors that contribute to their overrepresentation. CCYP found that the continuing legacy of colonisation, the stolen generation and structural and institutional racism play a significant role in the over-representation of Aboriginal young people in the youth justice system. The report makes 75 recommendations.

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